Tag Archive for Layoffs

OCEA Launches Website to help laid off workers

Orange County Employees Association has launched a new website to help county workers and residents who have been laid off from their jobs. “As our Country and County continue to face our greatest economic challenge since the Great Depression, we at OCEA have launched a new website that will provide to all County residents who have…

County Sued For Failing The Poor

BREAKING NEWS from Total Buzz. The Western Center on Law and Poverty has filed a class action lawsuit against the County of Orange arguing that the recent job cuts implemented at the social service agency are unlawful because they create long delays for needy people to receive benefits. This month, the county began handing out lay…

State Rep. Solorio Hosts Public Hearing on California & OC Economic Crisis

Please join Assemblyman Jose Solorio, local elected officials Anaheim Councilmember Lorri Galloway, Garden Grove Councilmember Dina Nguyen, Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Larry Agran, Westminster School Boardmember Andrew Nguyen, and community leaders at a public hearing to discuss the effects of the economic crisis in Orange County, including the impact of budget reductions of several county…

OCEA to County: See you in court!

Late Thursday afternoon OCEA informed County CEO Tom Mauk that they the employees union was taking the County to court over the layoffs. In a nutshell, the union is claiming that County managers have not met their contractual responsibility to identify that all other available options be explored and attempted before laying off employees. Norberto…

Sometimes they just write it for me…

Wednesday evening I came across this headline on OCRegister.com: County managers take $4.4 million in cash perk. Register investigative reporter Tony Saavedra dug up the dirt on the $4,500 optional benefit perk County Managers get. It appears that the management perk intended to pay for education and career improvement courses is instead being used as a…

Moorlach The Distracter

On the very day 210 county workers who provide services to the most needy in the county were handed layoff notices, Board Chairman John Moorlach tried to distract attention yet again from his wasteful spending ways. After weeks of blistering attack from the Orange County Employees Association over his wasteful extravagance, Moorlach and his allies…